LIA'S ARMY's Fundraising Page

Walking In Memory of Lia
Walking In Memory of Lia

WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

From the day Lia was born she was faced with medical challenges and began a long battle for her life.  She was born with a heart defect which required 4 open heart surgeries from birth to over a 4 year period to help correct the situation.  As a result of the surgeries her condition greatly improved allowing her to live a normal life but she would require additional heart surgeries as she grew older to maintain and control her condition.  Just when we thought she conquered the challenges of her heart defect, in May of 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia.  She was delivered another blow and a huge challenge of overcoming cancer.   Lia took that challenge and fought on for 2.5 years battling the disease.

During this time she received two Bone Marrow Transplants, the first one from her 8 year old brother.  She also received heavy chemotherapy and radiation, and lost her hair and strength to do most of the activities and sports she loved to do.  But she made the most of every day and worked hard to enjoy the things she could like music, arts and crafts and playing games. However, despite her will to live and survive, her little body could not maintain the strength needed to conquer this terrible disease.  She died on October 6, 2008, only 8 years old and a life time cut much too short.

We formed Lia’s Army in 2008, with Lia’s help naming the team, because we wanted some way to help other families who were going through the same thing as we were at the time. Hopefully someday there will be a life without cancer, thanks to everyone who donates to The Jimmy Fund.  Lia’s Army continues to walk in memory of Lia.  This will be our 12th year walking as Lia continues to inspire us and I know she continues to inspire others as well.  In 2007 she was featured in a program called the “Boston Red Sox Stories” where her words of encouragement were to provide advice not only for the Red Sox but for anyone needing some support, encouragement and inspiration to help with any challenges that may come your way.  If you would like to see that video, you can view it by clicking the link here:  Lia's Red Sox Stories


Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting our team in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,560
Goal:$1,500
2team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x36x
x$2,560.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Abbey Cacovic
$25
Anonymous
$15
Anonymous
Brendan Brooks
$20
Chris Carver
$50
Chris Harrington
$30
Constance Cieri
$100
Denyse Pringle
$100
Diane Morris
$50
In memory of Lia and Joan....Love Marilyn
Janet (& Jim) Cowan
Kelly Jamieson
$100
Kim DeRosa
$100
Kristan Murphy
Maureen and Alonzo - in loving memory of Lia, Joan, and Barbara
$100
Mike Callahan
$100
Miss Brooke Reilly
$20
Miss Julia Schade
$10
Miss Kristina Talambekos
$10
Miss Krystle Boyajian
$30
Miss Mia Screnci
$300
Miss Sara Clapp
$20
Mr. Michael Barletta
$20
Mr. Sean Raggio
$10
Mrs. Colleen Monks
$100
Mrs. Laura DiFronzo
$20
Mrs. Rhonda Harrington
$100
Ms. Christina Vittas
$20
Ms. Dianna Doherty
$50
Ms. Mary Desautels
$200
Ms. Stephanie Travis
$30
Renee Blodgett
$100
RICO DiFronzo
$20
Shireen Scott
$100
Verizon for Maureen Connell
$100
Verrill family
$50
Help raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  and the Jimmy Fund
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
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2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Walking In Memory of Lia
Walking In Memory of Lia

LIA'S ARMY

From the day Lia was born she was faced with medical challenges and began a long battle for her life.  She was born with a heart defect which required 4 open heart surgeries from birth to over a 4 year period to help correct the situation.  As a result of the surgeries her condition greatly improved allowing her to live a normal life but she would require additional heart surgeries as she grew older to maintain and control her condition.  Just when we thought she conquered the challenges of her heart defect, in May of 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia.  She was delivered another blow and a huge challenge of overcoming cancer.   Lia took that challenge and fought on for 2.5 years battling the disease.

During this time she received two Bone Marrow Transplants, the first one from her 8 year old brother.  She also received heavy chemotherapy and radiation, and lost her hair and strength to do most of the activities and sports she loved to do.  But she made the most of every day and worked hard to enjoy the things she could like music, arts and crafts and playing games. However, despite her will to live and survive, her little body could not maintain the strength needed to conquer this terrible disease.  She died on October 6, 2008, only 8 years old and a life time cut much too short.

We formed Lia’s Army in 2008, with Lia’s help naming the team, because we wanted some way to help other families who were going through the same thing as we were at the time. Hopefully someday there will be a life without cancer, thanks to everyone who donates to The Jimmy Fund.  Lia’s Army continues to walk in memory of Lia.  This will be our 12th year walking as Lia continues to inspire us and I know she continues to inspire others as well.  In 2007 she was featured in a program called the “Boston Red Sox Stories” where her words of encouragement were to provide advice not only for the Red Sox but for anyone needing some support, encouragement and inspiration to help with any challenges that may come your way.  If you would like to see that video, you can view it by clicking the link here:  Lia's Red Sox Stories


Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting our team in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

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